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Altos Las Hormigas Classico Malbec Mendoza
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Wine Details

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(From 2014 Vintage) Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. After a careful, double sorting process, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in order to express each of the selected vineyard. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks between 24-28 C for 10 days. Each tank is tasted three times a day to determine what is needed. The must is pumped over up to three times a day for extraction, with two rack-and-returns. The wine is then aged for 10 months in concrete piletas.

Winemaker's Notes

"The Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is dark red, and is a terroir-driven fruit-bomb. It offers a generous nose of plums, dark cherries and berries with good notes of earth. It is lush and velvety sweet, with folds and folds of dark fruit. With beautiful balance and such opulence, this wine is sure to please. It is the main production, deriving from grapes harvested at the end of March, 50% from estate owned vineyards in the Lujan, 50% from grapes bought from contracted vignerons from the La Consult...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/05